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Old 28. Nov 2015, 08:58 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Thank you for the information. I will be installing Linux soon, and it is for that my inquiry.

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Old 29. Nov 2015, 06:09 AM   #362 (permalink)
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Conky and Superkaramba perform these functions for Linux and much more. It is also easy to edit the preconfigured meters to create different images for the background, and change the way various data is presented.

The best way to get started with Conky is to install Conky Manager and then import the theme pack provided. This will give you a ton or preconfigured choices although any of them can be edited to suit your personal preferences.

Potential issues with transparency and/or black borders will depend on your hardware setup but are mostly fixable with some simple edits that are already documented in the appropriate forums. The install instructions will vary depending on which distro you have.

http://www.teejeetech.in/p/conky-manager.html

Themes for Superkaramba can either be loaded from the online source using the program GUI, or installed from a downloaded file. Again, you can edit any of these to create your own custom themes. Many of the Superkaramba themes come in sets so you can choose which one or several from a set to display if you don't want the whole lot showing on your desktop.

http://kde-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=38
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Old 29. Nov 2015, 06:32 AM   #363 (permalink)
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Thanks a million for this! I am still learning Linux mint prior to full installation. This will be very handy when I get around to it.

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Thanks a million for this! I am still learning Linux mint prior to full installation. This will be very handy when I get around to it.
Easy Monitor for Superkaramba is perhaps the best to start with because it contains just about everything including the kitchen sink. The screenshot below shows just a few of the individual monitors included. If it were me, the first thing I would so is edit the theme files to change the gawdy colours to something more subtle. You may want to edit some of the themes for other reasons such as the text is running over the edge of the background image in one of them which is easily fixable. If the intention is to edit, you are better off downloading the monitor set from KDE-Look and then installing it, rather than loading it online using the GUI. This way you have full control over the theme directory and you can save a copy of the original in case you mess up editing something and want to reinstall from scratch.

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Old 29. Nov 2015, 02:53 PM   #365 (permalink)
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Thank you. I have a lot of information now. It always helps to have as much information as possible before the final step.

Am I looking at Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS above? This doesn't look like the Unity DE at all. There is also a mention of KDE in that little "User Machine" window

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Am I looking at Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS above? This doesn't look like the Unity DE at all. There is also a mention of KDE in that little "User Machine" window
This is one of those "based on" distros which is why the system monitor picks it up as being 14.04. In fact it is Makulu, KDE version and using Compiz as the window manager. None of this is "standard" in relation to the parent Ubuntu 14.04 but it does make for a far better and more interesting result.
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Lots of techy performance details but I loved the simplicity of your earlier desktop with that striking photo
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Lots of techy performance details but I loved the simplicity of your earlier desktop with that striking photo
I too prefer a more simple layout and was just showcasing some Superkaramba themes for Melita's benefit. The wallpaper I used in some of the screenshots can be downloaded from here.

http://www.listofimages.com/frozen-t...er-nature.html
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I too prefer a more simple layout and was just showcasing some Superkaramba themes for Melita's benefit. The wallpaper I used in some of the screenshots can be downloaded from here.

http://www.listofimages.com/frozen-t...er-nature.html
Thank you for this fabulous link. I am like a kid in a candy factory!

It is specially useful because a great many wall paper in this thread has disappeared for some reason.

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Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 Rosa with a bit of customization.

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